Gov. John Carney followed the lead of President Joe Biden and ordered U.S. and state flags to fly at half-mast on state government buildings and facilities.
Business and other facilities often follow the state’s lead.
Flags will remain at half staff until sunset of May 16 in honor of the 1 million people who died from Covid-19 and to mark peace officers who died or were disabled on duty.
More than 2,900 Delaware residents died from Covid-19 complications.
“More than 1 million Americans have lost their lives to COVID-19, including 2,928 Delawareans. Each person had family and friends. And each one was a precious life. We are thinking about those individuals and all of the families and friends who lost loved ones to COVID. We will continue to remember, honor, and pray for them,” Carney stated.
In recognition of Peace Officers, Memorial Day on May 15, the state will keep already lowered flags at half-mast until sunset on May 16.